Peter MaierPainting Reality
at our second locationon Foch Street
Opening Reception This Saturday, May 21 6-8pm
Peter Maier is considered by many critics and museum directors to be among the very top artists working in realism today. His work has been described as “Impossibly Real.” After serving as an MP in Vietnam, Pete Maier began his career as an automotive designer and quickly advanced to become the youngest Senior Designer for Cadillac, Pontiac, and Chevrolet Motor Divisions. After just over a decade in the automotive industry, Pete decided to pursue his passion for fine art and began painting full time.
Drawing on his experience in the automotive world, Pete works on high-tech fabricated aluminum panels, utilizing a state-of-the-art waterborne paint, Axalta Cromax AT. He combines industrial paint technology with traditional brush work and uses a combination of real life and photos to create a unique image and perspective.
Pete’s process involves the application of dozens of layers of transparent paint in pure colors. The painting is given a clear coat and wet sanded before applying the final clear coat. He writes, “My aim is always to bring out the true essence and soul of the subjects I paint. My goal is to make them come alive – to make them breathe. My artwork produces what appears to be a real image yet is generated by a wholly abstract process in my techniques.”
Pete has shown his work in the top museums and galleries across the globe and is now bringing his sensational work to Fort Worth.